The Big Bounce
There have been some bad movie so far this year, but this one takes the proverbial cake. The movie gets off to a good start, with Owen Wilson hitting somebody in the head with a baseball bat, and that’s it for intriguing moments. Wilson is a dud as the lead in this adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. Playing a small-time crook getting involved in a big island heist, he’s phoning in his performance. The cast includes Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise, Willie Nelson and Charlie Sheen, and they all seem lost. Sara Foster in the femme-fatale role is an amazing looking actress, with little or no talent for actual acting. The film goes nowhere fast, a surprise considering that it is directed by George Armitage, responsible for the very good Grosse Pointe Blank
. A monumental mess.